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CVE-2010-4238

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-09-20
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
655623: CVE-2010-4238 kernel: Xen Dom0 crash with Windows 2008 R2 64bit DomU + GPLPV

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The vbd_create function in Xen 3.1.2, when the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 is used, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic) via an attempted access to a virtual CD-ROM device through the blkback driver. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4238 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 2011-01-13

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Vladymyr Denysov for reporting this issue.

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